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Granite Chief Wildnerness Trip

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

I recently went on a short overnight backpacking trip into the Granite Chief wilderness. The weather was as good as it gets in september with clead skies and daytime highs in the 70′s. We hiked about 7 miles each way to a beautiful and secluded secret campsite. The campsite was up at an alpine lake a little over 8,000ft so we went prepared for overnight temps in the 30′s or lower and were pleasantly surprised. I diddn’t have a thermometer, but I never even had to zip up my Lafuma Warm’N Light 1000 sleeping bag! I used quite a bit of gear from TMS on this trip and I’m going take the time to review some of it and let the pictures of the trip speak for themselves.

Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 Backpack: There is a reason that this has been our best selling pack for two years running. It has the best combination of weight, capacity, and price on the market. The adjustable AirComfort back system also makes it fit a very wide variey of people.

Nemo Losi 2 Person Tent: While the Losi 3 person was the hot seller this summer, the Losi 2 is an equally awesome tent. It is very roomy for a 2 person tent and is easy to set up. The quality is top notch, typical for Nemo. At 4.9lbs it features two doors, two vestibules and bomber construction that is designed to last. It also offers the option of pitching the tent with just the rainfly and footprint for those looking to go ultralight.

Lafuma Warm’N Light 1000 Sleeping Bag: Probably the best combination of warmth, weight and price of any sleeping bag we carry. Only 2lb 3oz and compresses down 16×6 inches. Was warm enough that I never even fully zipped it up on this trip.

Snow Peak GigaPower Stove: Everyone I’ve shown it to is amazed at how small, light, and powerful this stove is. It weighs less than 4 oz and a watched pot certainly boils very quickly with this thing, and I was not using full power. The best thing about it, price, $39.95.

Thermarest NeoAir Sleeping Pad: I can’t say enough good things about this pad. Its lighter, packs smaller, and is more comfortable than any other pad I’ve tried. While we didn’t encounter any very cold weather on this trip it also has a surprising insulation R value of 2.5 for an air pad.

Deuter Backpack Fitting Videos

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

To further help our backpack customers, Tahoe Mountain Sports has made a series of videos outlining how to fit packs featuring the Deuter Aircontact and Aircomfort back systems. We also outline the travel specific features of the Deuter Quantum travel packs and show how to properly fit your child in the Deuter KidComfort series child carriers. The videos are available in this blog post, on our Deuter Backpack Fitting Videos page, and on our YouTube channel username: TahoeMtnSports.

Deuter Kid Comfort 2 Review

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Adina in her new Deuter Kid Comfort II

The folks at Deuter Backpacks were kind enough to send over a Deuter Kid Comfort II Child Carrier so Adina could come along on all the hikes, trips, and disc golf sessions we have planned for the summer. We have been selling Deuter packs for about 5 years here at TMS and I had yet to actually field test a Kid Comfort II, and I must say that just like all the Deuter packs I test out, this one was no different. It was great, super comfortable, Adina didn’t cry once and I enjoyed carrying it. She is about 4 and 1/2 months old right now, weighing in at 16 pounds and she fit in the pack with no problem. The seat that the child sits on is totally adjustable, so as they grow, you can lower the seat so their head stays in the right place. The Air Contact/Vari-Quick back system is also very adjustable so my wife, who is 5ft. 5in. can use the pack on a smaller torso setting, while I can then quickly adjust it when I am carrying the pack. Also, the new waist harness works independantly of the pack and therefore moves with you and adjusts itself as necessary while you walk. With plenty of room for storage, extra diapers, the Sun and Rain Cover, and even a Deuter streamer, you really can’t go wrong with this awesome child carrier. And whoever thought I would be writing reviews about child carriers anyways:)

Adina and Dad in the Deuter Kid Comfort II

UPDATE (August 13, 2010):

Adina is now 1 year 8 months old, at 28 pounds, and still fits in her Kid Comfort 2!

If you’re in the market for a kid carrier, take a look at the entire Deuter child carrier backpack line, in stock on our site.

Kid Comfort III has all the bells and whistles, and added carrying capacity, making it perfect for those who need to carry it all. The extra details,  in addition to those found on the Kid Comfort II, are: integrated sun roof, knee pads on the frame, a detachable, washable padded pillow pad and a rear view mirror stowed in the hip pocket. Here’s a review from Jeff C. of Sparks, Nevada, a happy customer on our website:

We looked at all the other top rated kid carriers out there and found the Deuter out perform them all. The comfort for both the parent and the child is outstanding and the features are impressive as well. The top of the pack sits above the child’s head and the built in sun cover is a saver. The customer service of TMS is top notch, they added the rain cover to my order after it had already been placed, and didn’t act like it was an inconvenience. If they had what you’re looking for in stock, then I would recommend giving them your business!

The Kid Comfort I is the parred down pack, great to carry the bare necessities and, of course, your child. It is not hydration compatible, like its sister carriers, but is certainly the most affordable of the bunch.

If you want to go even lighter, the KangaKid is a convertible pack great for day hikes, positioning your child between the pack and your back. Carrier section can be zipped up and hidden when not in use.

Shop around on the Tahoe Mountain Sports site and find the perfect pack for you and your little one!

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